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christina
dunbar-hester
social studies of technology
university of southern california

current research project on diversity advocacy in open technology projects (FOSS and hackerspaces)

anne
ball
Benjamin
Thierry
History of computing
associated professor
Université Paris-Sorbonne

History of man-machine communication ; History of videotex ; 70's-90's

Daniela
Rosner
design
Assistant Professor
University of Washington
Brian
Dear
History of the PLATO system, online communities, social media, elearning, online gaming
Head
PLATO History Project

Writing a book (Pantheon Books, Fall 2017) on the history of the PLATO system and the rise of cyberculture. The book is called The Friendly Orange Glow (see http://friendlyorangeglow.com for more info). The PLATO system was developed starting in 1960 at the University of Illinois and by the 1970s was a worldwide interconnected network of CYBER mainframe-based systems with high-resolution, touch-sensitive gas-plasma display panel terminals, interactive multimedia, instant messaging, chat rooms, multiplayer games (including MUDs), message forums, online newspapers, virtual goods, screen sharing, and many other innovations assumed to have come much later.

Adrienne
Seely
Sound studies
Northwestern University
Kelly
Hoffman
University of Maryland
Fenwick
McKelvey
Internet history; IMPs
Assistant Professor
Concordia University
Alex
Chassanoff
Information Science
Postdoctoral Fellow
MIT Libraries

histories of technology

Tamara
Kneese
Media studies, history of computing
Assistant Professor
University of San Francisco
Ulysses
Pascal
Financial Information Infrastructure
Doctoral Student
UCLA Information Studies
Dominic
DiFranzo
Post Doc
Cornell University
Lauren
Sorensen
Information Studies Doctoral Student
UCLA
Gerardo
Con Diaz
Computing and Intellectual Property
Assistant Professor, Science and Technology Studies
University of California, Davis

I am a historian of science and technology with a special interest in law and public policy, and I received a PhD in History of Science and Medicine from Yale University (2016). My first book, currently in progress, is a history of software patenting in the United States. My primary research interests stand at the intersection of the histories of technology, business, and law, but my broader interests include the history of epidemics and women, gender, and sexuality studies.

Andrew
Gansky
Affective Computing
Independent Scholar
The University of Texas at Austin

I completed my PhD in American Studies at the University of Texas at Austin in May 2017. My dissertation, "Myths and Legend of the Anti-Corporation: A History of Apple, 1976–1997," examined labor rights at Apple as well as the company's educational lobbying efforts.

Isaac
Record
philosophy of science and technology
Assistant Professor of Practice
Michigan State University
Bradley
Fidler
History of computing, esp. networks and cybersecurity; Science and Technology Studies; Internet governance; cyberspace and national security
(Fall 2017-) Assistant Professor
Stevens Institute of Technology
Kristin
Way
Information Science
doctoral student
UCLA
stephanie
boluk
videogames, media studies
assistant professor
UC Davis